Ben Goldacre


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May 20, 1974

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Ben Goldacre is a British science writer and psychiatrist, born in 1974. He is the author of The Guardian newspaper's weekly Bad Science column and a book of the same title, published by Fourth Estate in September 2008.

Goldacre is the son of Michael Goldacre, professor of public health at the University of Oxford, the nephew of science journalist Robyn Williams, and the great-great-grandson of Sir Henry Parkes.

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Evidence to House of Commons Sci Tech Select Committee on Research Integrity

Sorry not to be in regular blogging mode at the moment. Here’s a video of our evidence session to parliament, where they are running an inquiry into research integrity. I think clinical trials are the best possible way to approach this issue. Lots of things in “research integrity” are hard to capture in hard logical […]
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“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”
Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

“You are a placebo responder. Your body plays tricks on your mind. You cannot be trusted.”
Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

“These corporations run our culture, and they riddle it with bullshit.”
Ben Goldacre, Bad Science



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